Peregrine’s Aggregates: A Guide to Benchmarking Assessment Data

Available Aggregate Pools for 2023-2024

To ensure the reliability and validity of these aggregates, Peregrine adheres to specific criteria. Specifically, to create an aggregate at least three schools must administer an exam, with 30 exams per school and a total of 300 exams completed to create a pool. This ensures that the sample is robust enough to offer a meaningful comparison.

In the 2023-2024 cycle, we are introducing the following new aggregate pools to our extensive list of available benchmarks for institutions.

  • 2-Year Institution
  • 4-Year Institution
  • AMBA
  • IACBE (Non-U.S.)

Additionally, we now allow clients within the United States to compare their results with an aggregate of institutions based on state.

Apart from the new aggregates for the 2023-2024 cycle, Peregrine Global Services offers an extensive list of current aggregates, allowing for varied and comprehensive benchmarking opportunities. These include:

General Demographics:

  • Faith-based Institution
  • HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)
  • Located Inside the U.S.
  • Military-Centric Schools
  • Privately Owned (For Profit and Not-for-Profit)
  • Publicly Owned University
  • Very Large, Privately Owned University

Specialized and International Aggregates:

  • ACBSP, IACBE, AACSB, AUPHA, CAMHE (with various U.S., non-U.S., and regional classifications)
  • Outside U.S. (including specific regions such as Africa, Asia, Canada, Latin America, etc.)
  • Regional Accreditors:
  • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
  • Higher Learning Commission
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • New England Commission of Higher Education
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges


  • CAEP

The External Comparison Report: A Closer Look

Peregrine’s aggregates are not merely raw data. They culminate in the generation of the External Comparison Report, a comprehensive analysis tool used by school officials for program evaluation and external benchmarking. 

Key features of the External Comparison Report include:

  1. Exam Score Comparisons: The report compares a selected set of exam results with up to five aggregate pools. This includes comparing the total exam scores and topic-level scores with the selected aggregate pools.
  2. Inbound and Outbound Exam Score Analysis: The report compares percentage change when Inbound Exam scores (at the start of a program) are included with the Outbound Exam scores (at the end of a program). 
  3. Program Strengths and Gaps Identification: The report helps academic officials identify the program’s strengths and potential gaps relative to the learning outcomes of the academic program. This is pivotal for data-driven improvements.

Unlock the Full Potential: Client Admin Tours

If you are currently a client of Peregrine, take advantage of the opportunity to deeply familiarize yourself with your interface through a Client Admin Tour. During the Client Admin Tour, our team will guide you through pulling reports, understanding the words, and managing student registrations and progress. To book a Client Admin Tour, simply book a time using the linked calendar tool.  

Benchmarking Assessment Data